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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Legislation that would limit purchases of some popular over-the-counter cold and allergy medications has cleared the House.
The goal is to limit access to medicines like Mucinex D and Sudafed that contain pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the illegal drug methamphetamine that's being widely abused in the state.
The House voted 60-36 Wednesday afternoon to pass the bill, which now returns to the Senate for final passage.
The proposal would limit any one person's purchases to no more than 7.2 grams in a month or 24 grams in a year. People who need more would have to get a prescription.
The restrictions would allow individuals to purchase roughly 10 boxes of the medications per year.
The legislation is Senate Bill 3.
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